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Betsy Sizemore Mills / March 12, 2019

Betsy Sizemore Mills, widow of George Ander Mills, died Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at the age of 86. Born in Mecklenburg County, on Sept. 9, 1932 she was the daughter of the late Thornton L. Sizemore and the late Jennie Garrett Sizemore. A graduate of Stovall High School, Betsy was a billing department clerk at Burlington Industries from 1951 until her retirement in 1997 and was a member of Clarksville Baptist Church.

Mrs. Mills is survived by nieces, Janet S. Powell of Buffalo Junction, Lynn Claiborne of Bullock, N.C., Jane Greathouse of Newport News, Shelby Talbott of South Boston, Deborah Newton of Clarksville, Allyson Bartley of Danville, Jamie Reynolds of Raleigh, N.C., Sarah Mayo of Ft. Myers, Fla., and Daisy Hall of Colorado; and nephews, David Sizemore of Rougemont, N.C., and Kent Powell of Williamsburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a sister, Agnes S. Powell, and brothers, Douglas Sizemore, Gilbert Sizemore, Thornton Allen Sizemore, and John Bentley Sizemore.

A funeral was held Friday, March 8, at 11 a.m. at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Greg Randall officiating. Burial followed in Gravel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family received friends at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home for one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

The family is being served by Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home.

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